BotQuest Tournament

What is the BotQuest Tournament?

The BotQuest Tournament is a quarterly tournament held jointly by the CAROBOT Learning and Research Organization and the Markham Public Library at Angus Glen.

The Tournament is an inclusive venue for teams to show off their robotic creations. Our tournaments will feature a unique and exciting theme announced ahead of time. The main activity will challenge up to 8 teams (40 people), who will compete and display their amazing robotics abilities.

Members of the Robotics Club can join each tournament at no extra cost.

Tournament 1: You’re On Thin Ice!

March 30: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM @ Angus Glen Library


Your team is a part of the newest expedition to the North Pole to research the effects of global warming on Arctic Foxes. Unfortunately, your robot rover has gotten stuck on an iceberg, and it is your team’s job to make sure it gets back to the Arctic Research Station safely! Make sure to keep your rover on the ice floes while hiding from polar bears and avoiding icicles!

BotQuest Tournament
*The actual track layout will vary.

Teams must build a robot rover and safely get it from one side of the course to the other. Students may use LEGO EV3, Arduino, or Raspberry Pi to program their robot. Teams start with 30 points and have 10 minutes to navigate the course. During the challenge, the various actions the robot makes will add or deduct points from the team. See the Scoring System section below. The team with the highest remaining score by the end of their challenge attempt wins. If no team can reach the Arctic Research Station, the team that got the farthest will win. For full challenge details, please see the tournament manual.

Scoring System

You start the challenge with 30 points, and then your team will lose or earn points when: 

Every 2 minutes elapsed-1
Touching a polar bear-2
Touching an icicle-2
A moving part touches the water (maximum total deduction of 3 points)-1
Entire body goes off the Challenge Course-3
NO human interaction+6
Reached the finish+3